During these challenging times, Rhode Islanders must lean on one another for support. This page contains helpful resources for businesses and community members to reference during the COVID-19 crisis, so we can #KeepRIinMotion
Signed on 3/27, federal law (CARES) allocates $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed. These loans can be forgiven if you maintain payroll. Subcontractors too! All details and how to apply here.
RI Commerce, in partnership with LISC, the RI Hospitality Association and Bank Newport, is launching a short-term loan program for restaurants and businesses with up to 10 employees at 0% interest.
The SBA has put together a page of helpful resources for small businesses to reference, such as info on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
SBA is offering a 3.75% interest loan for small businesses affected by COVID-19. This is the SBA's online portal to apply. Please note, this page has been experiencing downtime.
Through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, eligible employees can receive up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and expanded paid child care leave.
Through partners, the State is providing free 45-minute tech support sessions for small businesses and sole proprietors via zoom or conference call.
Microsoft is providing six months of Office 365 tools for free to enable remote collaboration, file sharing and video conferencing. And free assistance to set up these tools.
Cisco is providing free WebEx Video Conferencing solutions. No credit card required, no commitment needed. The free plan gives you meetings with 100 participants, HD video, screen sharing, and a personal room.
Insperity is a leading HR solutions provider with an office in Providence. Here is their link explaining and provided helpful resources from their perspective they submitted to us.
Quickly see your options for financial assistance and compensation, thanks to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT).
HealthSource RI is offering a limited-time Special Enrollment Period that allows uninsured Rhode Islanders to purchase coverage through April 15th.
The IRS has put together a page with all information and updates resulting from to the coronavirus. One large update is Tax Day has been extended to July 15th.
Eat Drink RI compiled a list of Rhode Island restaurants still offering online ordering and take out.
Since all RI brewery tasting rooms are closed, many breweries are offering sales of their beer for curbside pick up.
Farm Fresh RI is making home deliveries, and has already served hundreds of homes in Rhode Island.
This relief fund is for RI Hospitality Association Member Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism employees who have been laid off and are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
This began as an initiative to help guests support their favorite local restaurant by buying a gift card to use in the future. It has now expanded to include online ordering, and ways to rally your government officials to take action and support your local restaurant community.
Through the Lt. Governor's Office, this site makes it easy for you to buy a gift card to support your local small business.
Your source for the most accurate information and guidance on the COVID-19 disease in Rhode Island
Gov. Raimondo partnered with Care.com to provide free child care services for frontline workers responding to COVID-19 crisis.
This program is to help individuals financially impacted. This loan ranges from $300-$1500, and has a fifteen-month term with a special 90-day deferment payment period and 5% APR; there is also expedited loan application review.
United Way of RI and the RI Foundation created a fund (already raised $5M!) to support local nonprofits with direct service programs impacted by COVID-19.
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